[Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#660956: Bug#660956: /etc/init.d/lirc doesn't honor LIRCD_CONF variable in hardware.conf

Stefan Lippers-Hollmann s.L-H at gmx.de
Thu Feb 23 12:12:37 UTC 2012

severity 660956 minor
tags 660956 + pending


On Thursday 23 February 2012, Joseph Nahmias wrote:
> Package: lirc
> Version: 0.9.0~pre1-1
> Severity: important
> File: /etc/init.d/lirc
> Hello,
> The instructions (as far as I can make out) say to configure lirc but
> editing the configuration in /etc/lirc/hardware.conf.  However, when I set
> the LIRCD_CONF variable, it is not recognized and when trying to start
> lirc I get a message that it is unconfigured and will not be started.

The upcomming lirc version currently prepared in the packaging svn 
won't offer that configuration option anymore, so you have to use
/etc/lirc/hardware/lircd.conf (be it as a symlink or copying/ creating
its contents). LIRCD_CONF has not been honoured at least since squeeze,
most likely since lenny already; policy and upstream changes now 
require even larger changes to the package configuration methods 
(/etc/lirc/hardware.conf will go away and gets replaced by 
/etc/default/lirc, which understands a subset of the old hardware.conf
syntax with a slightly different vocabulary (no more module loading 
through the initscript, no LIRCD_CONF/ LIRCMD_CONF)).

	Stefan Lippers-Hollmann

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